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Bobby Johnson was arrested and jailed in connection with the the fatal shooting of 70-year-old Herbert Fields when he was 16.
NEW HAVEN -- A 25-year-old New Haven man was released from prison Friday after serving nine years of a 38-year sentence for a 2006 murder in the city after questioned were raised about whether he was wrongly incarcerated.
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Thee jobless rate is lowest since April 2008
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month.
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William Smith Jr. and James Yates, a couple for nearly a decade, were the first to receive a marriage license in Rowan County, ending a monthslong standoff.
A gay couple walked out of a Kentucky courthouse with a marriage license Friday morning, a day after the county's defiant clerk was hauled to jail for refusing to license same-sex marriages, citing "God's authority."
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Gas prices in CT are expected to be the lowest since 2004.
HARTFORD — The Labor Day weekend is shaping up to be one of the busiest travel periods of the year, at least partly because of uncommonly low gas prices, according to AAA Travel.
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Relief from the heat, humidity is just around the corner.
We promised you a cooler, less humid forecast, and we’re delivering!
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Villanova leads 9-6 at the half at Rentschler Field. Follow our updates in the second half.
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Some UConn football fans are optimistic about the season, going as far as to say they expect to see the Huskies in a bowl game. Other fans...not so much.
While tailgating before Thursday night's season opener against Villanova at Rentschler Field, UConn football fans shared their hopes and expectations for the season.
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Here goes our last #CTCloseup Scavenger Hunt clue of the week:

Two wealthy Connecticut homeowners are responsible for this maritime building’s unique look, which was designed in the early 1900s to match the style of their homes.

We'll be revealing this week's answer over the weekend, and hopefully featuring some of your beautiful photos! Don't forget to share them using the #CTCloseup hashtag.
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Are you going to pick up a mini BB-8 droid? Only $150
The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.
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#CollegeFootball season got off to a good start for the Huskies.
EAST HARTFORD — His mom holds the UConn women's basketball record for most rebounds in a game. That would be 25 on Feb. 19, 1986, against Pittsburgh.
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Take a look at the Courant's Friday front page tonight. Links to the stories here: http://cour.at/1JS9Xmw
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Ready for another #CTCloseup Scavenger Hunt clue? Here it goes: Standing alone in the sea, this historic home has guided navigators of the Thames River for over a century.

Think you know the answer? Take a photo and share it on Instagram using the #CTCloseup hashtag. We'll be featuring submissions on both our page and courant.com.
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The Hartford Courant was founded on October 29, 1764, as a weekly newspaper (The Connecticut Courant) and has never missed a publication since its inception. It's the newspaper in which George Washington placed an ad to lease part of his Mount Vernon land. Thomas Jefferson sued this newspaper for libel - and lost. And Mark Twain tried to buy stock in this paper but his offer was turned down.

The paper won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for a series of stories on the flaws that plagued the Hubble telescope, and the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for the in-depth coverage of the tragic events of the shooting at Connecticut Lottery headquarters.

In 2013, The Hartford Courant was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in the Breaking News category for "complete and sensitive coverage" of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and for "using digital tools, as well as traditional reporting, to tell the story quickly while portraying the stunned community's grief."